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Thanksgiving Point Honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

PRESS RELEASE: Thanksgiving Point invites the community to give back and serve during the annual Day of Service, held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15, 2024) from 9 am to 12 pm in the Butterfly Biosphere.

Why Pollinators Are So Important: Benefits, Pollination, and Our Food Chain

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Discover who pollinators are, why they're important to our environment, and how we can help them survive in our ever-changing world.

Seven Low-Cost or Free Homeschool Field Trip Ideas

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Field trips are a fantastic way to get your child out of the house, promote engaged learning, and have serious fun! They also have a healthy share of benefits – children who attend field trips show higher exam scores and demonstrate improved behavior. Check out this blog for seven free or low cost homeschool field trip ideas.

The Butterfly Effect – And How We Affect Our Ecosystems

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The Butterfly Effect, or the notion that one small change could have a much larger impact for better or worse, is popularized in science fiction stories for it's interesting look at how human centrality yields consequences we cannot know the breadth or duration of.

The Ant and The Grasshopper

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

If there is one thing Aesop is known for, it’s his fables. Most, if not all of them, revolve around morality taught by the Animal Kingdom. While you can always turn to these fables for some sage advice, some also teach about real, physical habits and elements of their subjects. One of these fables is called, “The Ant and The Grasshopper.

Is It a Stick or a Walking Stick?

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Walking sticks are insects that belong to their own order – Phasmida or Phasmatodea. This order is characterized by bugs that look like plants and sticks.

Creepy Crawlers

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

It is estimated that 25 percent of our population is intensely afraid of insects and spiders, with even more people falling somewhere along the spooked spectrum. There are thousands of insects, but only 1-3 percent of those are harmful to humans. So why are people so afraid of them?

Tarantula Venom

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

There is a fear associated with tarantulas, all spiders really, that is generally unwarranted. What are we afraid of? That they will bite us, and their spider venom will cause our demise?

A Step-By-Step Guide to Framing Butterflies

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Before you enter our butterfly conservatory, you will see dozens of butterflies framed on the walls. Butterfly pinning can be a beautiful way to preserve and honor these graceful insects. If you would like to frame your own butterfly, here is a step-by-step guide.

I’d Like to Propose a Trade

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The Trading Posts in the Museum of Natural Curiosity and the Butterfly Biosphere let guest explorers trade in cool finds and insect pictures for points!